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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Muehler v. Mena
Citation:544 U.S. 93 (2005)
Mena (Respondent) sued Muehler (Petitioner) for civil rights violations after Petitioner executed a search of her home. Muehler, along with a SWAT teams and other officers, conducted a search of Mena’s home in an effort to locate gang members. The officers had reason to believe that an armed and dangerous gang member lived at the address where Mena resided, and they obtained a search warrant authorizing a broad search of the residence and premises. The officers held Mena and the other residents in handcuffs while they conducted the search.
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